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 DH27 (Non Feature DH)
Readers Rating: No. of Ratings: 2 
Distance: 87.8 km / 54.4 mi Traffic: Heavy

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At a Glance

The central west coast of Vancouver Island is home to birds, sea lions, and the occasional newbie surfer digging a rail in the radical waves. The highway that heads out to legendary Long Beach from Port Alberni is pretty wicked as well. This pipeline to the Pacific starts out smooth and sweepy, tracking Sproat Lake and the Taylor River. After cascading gracefully off the crest of the Sutton summit, it shreds up and down the steep shoulders and narrow, blind corners of the Kennedy River canyon. If you can hang on past Kennedy Lake, you’re home free. Surf’s up, dude.
Riders Reviews:

"Traffic was incredibly light midday Saturday in June, and the road was awesome - twisty, hilly, narrow, and the pavement was in surprisingly good shape. A doable day trip from Vancouver." -Chris 

"This road once bit me back in my younger days! Very narrow pavement and outcroppings of rock, besides the off camber corners. A real "BC" road! If you go to the Island, go on this road for the scenery, the ride and the ocean view at the far end. One of my five favourite DH's, for sure!" -Glenn